If you are an attorney or paralegal doing pro bono work, and are interested exploring the resources of this website not available to the general public, please complete the application you will find at: http://www.mdjustice.org/application. The Website Administration Committee will review your application. You will hear from us when we have completed our review.
As a public service to older Marylanders and the Maryland Commission on Aging, the Beacon Newspapers is launching and underwriting a new website to assist those who advocate for older adults in Maryland.
I have been rotating photos on the front page, just to keep things interesting, but I live in Frederick, so many of the photos are local scenes. Lovely, but let's get some representation from across the state.
The Women’s Law Center is seeking volunteers for shifts on the statewide Family Law Hotline. If you have 2-3 years of Maryland family law experience and would like to assist in answering calls from pro se litigants from around the state. The Women's Law Center can arrange for the calls to be routed to a dedicated line for your convenience, or you can come to our office in Towson for your shift. Shifts are for 3 ½ hours, either at 9:30 a.m.
The Public Justice Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization founded in Maryland in 1985 that seeks to enforce and expand the rights of people who suffer injustice because of their poverty or discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, and through public education and coalition building.
A compromise was reached on SB 248 And HB 106 during the waning hours of the last day of the legislative session, and by a significant majority in both the Senate and the House the legislature approved a bill to increase the surcharge on civil court filing fees to address the funding crisis caused by historically low interest rates on IOLTA. Projections indicate that the bill as adopted, which contains a 3-year sunset provision, would generate approximately $6.1 million annually to address the shortfall in IOLTA revenue and help fund civil legal aid to low-inc
The Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1982 to raise funds and make grants to nonprofit organizations for the provision of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in Maryland.